LUMP SUM REFUND OF OVER PAYMENT OF PENSION
Circular No. 141
Date : 07.12.2009
Sub: Lump sum refund of over payment of pension to the Govt. Account..
At present paying Bank branches are making the recovery of excess payment At / over payment from the pensioners at the following rates:-
(i) Not exceeding 1/3 rd of the net (pension & relief), payable each month without the sanction of the competent authority and without the consent of pensioners.
Recoveries affected as above are thereafter remitted by the banks to this office in installment as and when recovered from the pensioner for adjustment of overpayment of pension outstanding in the books of this office. Remittance of these excess payment / over payment of pension in installment causes loss to the Government. Accordingly Reserve Bank of India vide their letter No.DGBA.GAD.No.H-10450/45.03.001/2008-09 dated 01.06.2009 (Copy enclosed) has now issued guidelines that whenever any excess payment / over payment of pension of pension is detected,the entire amount thereof should be credited to the Govt. Account in lump sum immediately.
In view of the above it is requested that all paying branches under your jurisdiction may be instructed that whenever any excess payment / over payment of pension / wrong debits is detected the entire amount thereof should be credited in to Govt. account through Demand Draft issued in favour of Pr. CDA (P) Allahabad.
Paying branches may further be instructed not to overlook the prescribed rates of recovery to be affected from pensioners as mentioned in para 1 above since the existing Govt. Orders provide for only instalment recovery of over paid pension from pensioner, except where specific Govt. orders have been issued for recovery of overpayment from the arrears of pension.
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
The Chairman / Managing Director
Refund of overpayment of pension to the Government Account
We have been advised by the Government of India that the overpayments of pension made by the banks are not credited back to Government account by the banks in lump sum but are remitted in installments as and when recovered from the pensioner. As this causes loss to the Government, we advise you that whenever any excess/ overpayment is detected the entire amount thereof should be credited to the Government account in lump sum immediately.